Nina's TMJ Success Story

Nina experienced painful jaw symptoms and it even locked after treatment in a different clinic that sent her into a lot of TMJ pain.


Daniel - I’m here with Smile Doctor-patient Nina from Saint Robert today. She is sharing her journey with TMJ pain therapy and her success story with TMJ dentist, Dr. Randi Green.

Hi Nina! Tell us about how you found Dr. Green and how you feel after treatment.

Nina - Hi Daniel.

I chose Dr. Green for TMJ treatment because she was conveniently located for me in Springfield. It’s been a long journey, but it’s great now. I don’t have the pain anymore I can chew, function, and sleep much better now.

Before treatment I couldn’t bite into anything! I couldn’t open my mouth. The widest opening would only allow for one finger width. I went to my internal medicine doctor first just to see and make sure it wasn’t a tumor or something. They took an x-ray and said no abnormalities. He said to take ibuprofen twice per day for two weeks if it wasn’t better to go see my dentist.

So I did just that, and it wasn’t better, so I went and saw my dentist in Saint Robert. She knew a little bit about TMJ, but she told me to seek care with someone with more training in TMJ therapy and pain treatment. Dr. Green’s name in Springfield was at the top of the list.

Daniel - So let’s talk about your jaw joints and spastic TMJ symptoms. Did Dr. Green help to alleviate your jaw joint pain?

Nina - Yes!

She made me a custom-fitted orthotic. I even forget to put it back in sometimes because my jaw and my face don’t hurt anymore, but I don’t want to suffer anymore, so I wear it non-stop.

"Before treatment I couldn’t bite into anything! I couldn’t open my mouth. The widest opening would only allow for one finger width.”

Nina - Don’t let anybody adjust your bite. Don’t let anybody start grinding on your teeth without seeking a reversible solution for TMJ. I learned that the hard way.

Daniel - Talk to me about the experience with Dr. Green and how she helped you understand how to fix your bad bite?

Nina - She was indeed different. She worked on my neck and coached me into better posture. She used some high-tech computer equipment. She took a 3d x-ray to show me my jaw joints. She also tested my muscle activity and jaw movement before touching anything. She pretty quickly showed me that my muscles didn’t relax as good as they should.

Daniel - So you would say that she ultimately got you to a place where you’re pain-free?

Nina - Yes, so I can bite and open my mouth normally again without pain.

"Dr. Green’s office is an excellent place to get answers and start your healing. I can tell that you all emphasize patient care and know a lot about bone and joint health.”

Daniel - That's great!

Talk to me about the Smile doctor experience. What do think makes us different or what makes us stand out from the other medical offices even that you’ve visited, dental, periodontists all of them?

Nina - You are all friendly. Dr. Green’s office is an excellent place to get answers and start your healing. You all emphasize patient care and know a lot about bone and joint health.

Daniel - Thanks for sharing your TMJ success story, Nina. We are glad to see you resolve with Dr. Green’s reversible TMJ treatment. I’m sure many others seeking treatment will not do anything permanent without talking to a physiologic dentist first.

 


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